Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa (born circa 1920-1989)
Two Men's Travelling Dreaming, c.1973 drawing in pencil verso synthetic polymer paint on artist's board 56.0 x 38.0cm (22 1/16 x 14 15/16in).
PROVENANCE Painted at Papunya circa 1973 The Collection of Geoffrey Bardon, Sydney Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney The Milton and Alma Roxanas Collection, Sydney
The drawing verso depicts two ritual dancers performing with a central corroboree stick and associated tjuringas and bullroarers.
This painting is sold with an annotated diagram and descriptive notes by Geoffrey Bardon that read in part: 'The design has major significance in its use of the travelling line which crosses the painting from left to right in the centre of the painting...The motifs for windbreak, spears and digging sticks are stylised into simple forms and the "U" shapes are ceremonial men facing each other across a significant sacred/secret site indicated by the large concentric circles. This centre circle of the travelling line is an important feature of the painting as it represents a resting place, fireplace, story time or place of consequence on the special journey. Body paint and the sand mosaics are indicated in an order across prepared earth for this ceremony.'
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